Download: J.Cole - Killers
I've mentioned this before but it needs to be said again, J.Cole is an extremely talented producer. I'd love to see some other artists utilise his production for themselves. Anyway, back to 'Killers' where J.Cole gives the listener a less glorified more reality based perspective of what it might mean to be a killer. How such actions might effect your loved ones and how it might feel to see someone free one day and then locked behind bars for the next 20-odd years.
'Chalk lines by the 'Do Not Walk' signs'The contrast between the levity and the 'removed', observer-like feeling of the samples (audio from stand-up comedians using murder as a talking point) and the Point of View, 'in their shoes' nature of the verses works really well. My only complaint would be the persistence of the odd corny line J.Cole seems to throw into most tracks. 'fold like laundromats' type bars aren't necessary.
Previously: J.Cole - Nothing Like It